The Ridge, Himachal Pradesh

The Ridge

Location: An important landmark of Shimla, the Ridge is a huge expanse that runs from east to west alongside the Mall Road and joins it at the famous Scandal Point.

Description: Shimla has been the site of many significant innovations during British Raj. One of those innovations is the Ridge Road in Shimla. Notable events occurring on the Ridge road are annually celebrated Summer Festival and New Year’s Eve. It houses a large reservoir that assures water supply to the entire town. Wander through beautifully preserved historic buildings, including Christ Church, a neo-Gothic structure of 1850 and a Tudorbethan-styled library built in 1910. You will see three imposing statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Y.S. Parmar, the first chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. The Ridge road is the busiest part of Shimla visited by tourists all through the year. One must visit this place and discover the fascinating colonial history of India. For more fun, hire a pony and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Shimla on a horseback.

Activities: You may sit on the benches near the statue and enjoy breathtaking views of verdant Himalayan Mountains which make a perfect backdrop to this amazing place and make the entire view even more splendid.


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